A group of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students have vowed to make the best use of their summer trips to mainland China, the United States and Australia. Under the International Summer Experience 2005, 280 students will work, study or take part in voluntary activities overseas. The programme aims to help participants hone their skills, broaden their horizons and give them the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. This year, 180 students will work for multinational companies, tertiary institutions or professional organisations in several cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chicago, Atlanta, Melbourne and Sydney. Another group will visit Beijing to learn more about the mainland's political, economic, educational and cultural development. They will meet students from Tsinghua and Peking universities. A delegation will also join World Vision Hong Kong's field trip to Guangdong province, where they will help in construction work, teach English and visit underprivileged families. Some 20 students will organise an emotional-quotient training camp for 100 primary school pupils in Shaoguan , Guangdong. Meanwhile, Kang Yi, a post-graduate student at HKBU, has been awarded a four-year full scholarship to pursue a doctorate in political science at Yale University. Kang, now taking a master of philosophy degree in government and international studies, is the first HKBU student to win the prestigious award. At Yale, Kang's research will focus on labour rights.